Book Review: A Sky Full of Stars by Dani Atkins @AtkinsDani @HoZ_Books #ASkyFullOfStars #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf #netgalley @netgalley

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PUBLISHER: Head of Zeus

PUBLICATION DATE: February 4th, 2021

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Thank you to Head of Zeus for the eARC of this title via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

When Lisa married Alex, she gave his life meaning. She was a professional astronomer: a stargazer. And when she gazed at Alex, she saw that behind his tough exterior was a man she could love.

Alex, Lisa and their young son Connor made a happy little universe. But then Lisa dies in a train crash, and their universe is destroyed. Alex is shattered by loss, and overwhelmed by the difficulties of being a single father to a six-year-old boy. How can he and Connor carry on without Lisa lighting up their lives?

Then Alex meets four strangers. Two men and two women, who never met Lisa, but whose lives changed profoundly because she died. As Alex hears their stories, he begins to realise the world may not be as cruel and senseless as it seems. Perhaps, after all, the future is written in the stars…

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MY REVIEW:

A heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat story as you read along and follow the lives of Alex, his wife Lisa and their son Connor. After the terrible train tragedy that took the life of Lisa, Alex struggles to move on with his son Connor without Lisa in their lives. A heart-warming story as Lisa’s loss of life changes the lives of 4 complete strangers, and brings them close to Connor and Alex.

These 4 strangers come in Alex’s life and changes his life as much as Lisa’s death changed theirs. After heartache and unbearable loss they find comfort in one another and quickly become friends and confidantes. Be sure to have tissues handy, as anyone who has read Dani’s novels before know too well that you will definitely need them!

A enjoyable read that had me flipping the pages until the very end, I highly recommend this novel which is available now!

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MY RATING: 4/5 stars

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Blog Tour & Review: The Minders by John Marrs @BerkleyPub @penguinrandom @PenguinRandomCA #TheMinders #TheMindersBlogTour #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #blogtour

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PUBLISHER: Berkley

PUBLICATION DATE: February 16th, 2021

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Happy Publication Day to The Minders!!

Thank you to Berkley for the eARC of this book via NetGalley and for inviting me on this blog tour, and thank you also to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me a beautiful finished paperback copy of this book to read and enjoy.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Everyone has secrets. They know yours…

In the 21st century information is king. But computers can be hacked, files can be broken into. So an unique government initiative has been borne. Five ordinary people have been selected to become the latest weapon in thwarting cyber terrorism. A revolutionary medical procedure has turned them into the ultimate secret keepers – the country’s most secretive information has been taken offline and turned into genetic code implanted inside their heads.

Together the five know every secret – the truth behind every Government lie, conspiracy theory and cover up. Only somebody has discovered who the secret keepers are. And one by one, they are being hunted down…

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MY REVIEW:

After reading and loving Marrs’ previous two novels I was thrilled to get an invite for this blog tour. And I was not disappointed! Meet 5 ordinary people – Flick, Charlie, Sinead, Emilia and Bruno. Each have made mistakes and decisions in their lives that have affected them all in one way or another. Some have little to no friends or family, some are grieving or going through something that has severed all ties with those they love. After getting an ad invite to take part in a test where they see if they can solve a puzzle that apparently only 1% of the population can solve, they are intrigued and try the puzzle, passing with flying colours.

Each of them are then invited to be part of a government operation. Secret and sensitive government information will be uploaded onto little beads that are then injected into sections of these “minders” brains where the information will be safely stored and can only be retrieved through a specific medical procedure. They would have to walk away from their loved ones and walks away from their lives.

I loved the back-story of all 5 of these characters. The book had great character development and talked about their past as well as their present situations that led each of these 5 people to agree to leave their lives behind as they knew it and to walk away and become “minders” for the government. Each had their own personal reasons for why they wanted to walk away from their lives for good. I also enjoyed how this novel was told from varying character POV’s. It was interested to read the various chapters from each of their POV’s, and also reading parts of the government officials as they had their meetings when planning and talking about this new operation regarding the “minders”.

Edge of your seat, nail biting entertainment that will have you flipping through the pages of this futuristic world, and you will not be able to put this book down until the very end. A book that I highly recommend if you haven’t added it yet to your TBR list.

I’m looking forward to Marrs’ next novel. Well done!

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MY REVIEW: 4/5 stars

Blog Tour: Kill or Cure (#1 in the series) by Pixie Britton @PixieBritton @mtmctours #KillorCure #KillorCureBlogTour #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreview #bookreviewer #booksonthebookshelf #blogtour #5starreviews

 

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Hi everyone and welcome to my stop on the Creative Blog Tour for Kill or Cure by Pixie Britton, hosted by MTMC Tours. Kill or Cure is the gut-wrenching first book in the Kill or Cure post-apocalyptic dystopian teen fiction series. If you like feisty young heroines, struggles against chaos, and teenage love, then you’ll adore Pixie Britton’s action-packed trilogy! The ebook is ON SALE for 99c during the tour!

Thank you to MTMC Tours for the invite to be part of this exciting blog tour!

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

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Title: Kill or Cure

Author: Pixie Britton Series: Kill or Cure #1

Publishing Date: February 8, 2018

Genres: YA Dystopian

Purchase a copy: Amazon | Audible | Book Depository

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ABOUT KILL OR CURE:

She’s on a desperate quest to protect her family. But will defending them save the planet or result in her doom?

Alyx Silverthorne’s broken world is falling apart. With her parents dead and her little brother Tommy infected, she fears she’s about to lose everything that matters. But when her beloved sibling dies and returns to life stronger than before, their only choice is a dangerous cross-country journey to the capital for answers.

Teaming up with her deserter uncle and the best friend in love with her, they arrive at a secret military base wondering if Tommy is in fact the cure. But the affection of a strapping young soldier is cold comfort when his sinister commander takes a terrifying interest in her family.

Will Alyx survive the lies of the living or be consumed by the mouths of the dead?

Kill or Cure is the gut-wrenching first book in the Kill or Cure post-apocalyptic dystopian teen fiction series. If you like feisty young heroines, struggles against chaos, and teenage love, then you’ll adore Pixie Britton’s action-packed trilogy.

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February 12 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me
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February 15 – Sprinkled With Words
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ABOUT PIXIE BRITTON:

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Pixie Britton is an Amazon best-selling author, occasional podcaster and public speaker. When she’s not writing her debut YA series, Kill or Cure, she’s working with local schools running creative writing workshops and taking pictures of her cat.

Her author career started on the social media platform Wattpad, where her debut novel gained 100k reads within five months. Shortly after, she approached Troubador publishing in the UK and subsequently published the Kill or Cure series.

She lives in a small town outside of London called Leigh-on-sea with her husband and adorable fur baby Pudding. As an all-round book nerd and fan girl, she loves to discuss Stranger Things, The Handmaids Tale, The Walking Dead and any film in the Marvel Universe.

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FOLLOW PIXIE BRITTON:

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MY REVIEW:

Addictive, full of edge-of-your-seat entertainment, and fast-paced! This book will have you hooked from the first chapter, as you fly through the pages of this dystopian world and find yourself immersed into their world and in love with the characters. 

I loved the zombie-like vibe of this book and it reminded me of one of my favourite TV shows, The Walking Dead. This is the world in which young Alyx, her brother Tommy, their Uncle Joe and Alyx’s best friend Will find themselves in. 

Young Tommy is sick and they fear he might be “infected”. Tommy dies but then comes back stronger and with unexplainable powers that he didn’t have before. As the 4 of them leave their home and are on the run in search for a new walled-up area for safety, they are also fighting off those “infected” that they encounter on their journey. 

I really enjoyed the strong heroine front-runner of the novel, Alyx. She is bad-ass, full of determination, doesn’t back down from a challenge, and is a strong female lead. She is full of spunk and personality, and loves her family and friends dearly, and would fight to the death for them. She and her best friend Will have feelings for another another but they don’t act on them, which ups the tension and awkwardness when they are together. They when they find refuge in the new camp, Alyx meets the handsome Colt, and she develops an attraction to him as well. I loved the young love aspect of the book and awaiting to see what Alyx will do considering she has two boys who are interested in her, and that she herself is interested in. 

Then we have young Tommy. He is sweet and kind, and now has these mysterious powers that can benefit him and his family as they find refuge in this strange world, but he also has to be safe and careful when around others, as he cannot let on the powers that he does have. What would others do if they found out about Tommy’s powers? Would he be safe?

Kill of Cure is full of characters that you will find endearing, full of life, and you can’t help but fall in love with them. Will they be able to keep Tommy’s powers a secret? The fact that Tommy came back to live, stronger and better than ever has to mean something, right? Could he be the cure? Is it only a matter of time before Tommy fully turns? Only time will tell.

I am thrilled that this was only the first novel in the Kill or Cure series, and I cannot wait to read the other books in the series. Way to go Pixie, you killed it with this book! (see what I did there?).

Stay tuned for my other reviews of books in this series. Be sure to grab your copy of this book today. You don’t want to miss it!

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MY RATING: 5/5 stars

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Book Review: A Stranger in Town (Rockton #6) by Kelley Armstrong @MinotaurBooks @KelleyArmstrong #AStrangerInTown #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf #5starreads

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PUBLISHER: Minotaur Books

PUBLICATION DATE: February 9th, 2021

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Thank you to Minotaur Books for the eARC of this book via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s next Rockton book, A Stranger in Town, the biggest mystery is the fate of the town itself.

Detective Casey Duncan has noticed fewer and fewer residents coming in to the hidden town of Rockton, and no extensions being granted. Her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, presumes it’s the natural flux of things, but Casey’s not so sure. Something bigger is happening in the small town they call home.

When an injured hiker stumbles from the woods, the sole survivor of a hostile attack, it’s all hands on deck. Even a member of the elusive Rockton council comes in to help. This council member also comes bearing news: Rockton is being shut down due to the hostile situation.

Casey and Eric must now race to save the town that has allowed residents to have a fresh start, away from the mistakes of their past, while also getting to the bottom of this latest attack. 

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MY REVIEW:

A 6th installment in the Rockton series? Yes please. Another addictive story following power couple Detective Casey Duncan and Sheriff Eric Dalton? Heck yes! These two are amazing characters that you will quickly and easily fall in love with. Their personalities are fierce, strong, and endearing and you will fall in love with these characters, their town of Rockton and their daily lives as they have mystery after mystery to solve. And they are definitely not easy feats for sure.

When this new and strange woman is found stumbling from the woods she clearly has been attacked. It is thought to be the hostile and everyone is rushing to determine what happened to this woman. Adding to the mystery is the fact that she does not speak English to talking with her and getting answers will not be easy. Soon not all is as it appears to be and they are unsure if this was in fact a hostile attack. If it wasn’t then who could be responsible? Could it be one of their own Rockton residents? Could someone from the outside have attacked this woman? What happened to the rest of the people this woman was with it the woods, and where are they?

There are so many things needing to be solved in this case, you will find yourself hooked and immersed in the storyline as you try to help Casey and Eric solve the mysteries. I just loved these characters and the town’s stories, and was thrilled to hear there was another book in the Rockton series. I definitely recommend this book and cannot recommend it enough. Even though this book is #6 in the Rockton series it can easily be read as a standalone as well. Of course I do recommend that you also read the previous 5 novels in this series at some point as well, this series is incredible and addictive.

Well done Kelley Armstrong. I am so excited to see what you come out with next, especially in the Rockton series!

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MY RATING: 5/5 stars

Book Review: The Obsession by Jesse Q Sutanto @SourcebooksFire #firereads #TheObsession #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: Sourcebooks Fire

PUBLICATION DATE: February 2nd, 2021

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Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for the eARC of this novel via NetGalley and for a physical ARC copy of the book as well.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

A classic sort of love story…except somebody might wind up dead.

Nobody knows Delilah like Logan does. Nobody. He makes sure of it by learning everything he can through her social media and watching her through a hidden camera he has trained on her house. Some might call him a stalker. Logan prefers to be called “romantic”.

But after Logan sees Delilah killing her abusive stepfather, he realizes there’s still more about her to discover. His sweet, perfect Delilah isn’t so perfect after all.

Delilah knows she should feel guilty, but all she feels is free. She’s so over the men in her life controlling her. Except Logan saw what she did, and he won’t let her forget it.

Delilah is done being the victim. And she refuses to be a character in Logan’s twisted fantasy. If Logan won’t let her go…she’ll make him.
 

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MY REVIEW:

Addictive, dark, edgy, and twisted! I loved how this book keeps you hooked and flipping through the pages to see what would happen next. First you have Logan. A teen in high school that has some dark and twisted tendencies. He becomes easily obsessed with others, and stalks them around without their knowing they are being followed, but he justifies it as him “keeping them safe”. He pledges love for a girl he suddenly meets by the name of Delilah (Dee). She looks so much like someone from his past, which he tragically lost; could this be why he is so attracted to her. Dee seems like a sweet girl, so does she deserve to be the next obsessive target of Logan’s? Dee isn’t all she appears to be either. She has her own dark and twisted secrets.

I enjoyed how parts of the story were told from Dee’s POV and others were told from Logan’s POV. It allows us as the reader to see the world through their own eyes, and helps us understand what makes them tick and what drives them to do what they do. I enjoyed the suspense around the storyline and reading what was going to happen next. You truly never know where things will tur in the book and I really enjoyed that.

A definite must read to add to your TBR!

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MY RATING: 4/5 stars

Book Review: Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane @helenkaydimon @WmMorrowBooks @HarperCollins #prettylittlewife #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: William Morrow

PUBLICATION DATE: December 29th, 2020

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Thank you to the publisher William Morrow for the eARC of this book via Edelweiss.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Lila Ridgefield lives in an idyllic college town, but not everything is what it seems. Lila isn’t what she seems.A student vanished months ago. Now, Lila’s husband, Aaron, is also missing. At first these cases are treated as horrible coincidences until it’s discovered the student is really the third of three unexplained disappearances over the last few years. The police are desperate to find the connection, if there even is one. Little do they know they might be stumbling over only part of the truth….

With the small town in an uproar, everyone is worried about the whereabouts of their beloved high school teacher. Everyone except Lila, his wife. She’s definitely confused about her missing husband but only because she was the last person to see his body, and now it’s gone. 

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MY REVIEW:

An addictive, who-done-it novel that will have you guessing and guessing again as you flip through the pages. A scorned wife, a missing husband, and a whole lot of twists and turns, you will devour this book!

Meet Lila Ridgefield. She is married to Aaron, and she finds a hidden phone of his that has questionable videos on it. Of course Aaron downplays it and says it is not what it looks like, but Lila is no fool. Suddenly Aaron disappears and no one has a clue where he could be or why he suddenly vanished. Of course, eyes all turn to Lila. She pleads she has no idea where he is, but she has to play it cool and not look suspicious, even though she is shaking inside – after all she IS the last one to see him. And when she left him, he was not alive. How does a body suddenly go missing?

I loved the suspense surrounding the plot. Where did Aaron’s body disappear, and how? Was he truly not dead when she left him and now he is out to seek his revenge? Is someone else involved? There is so much going on it it unsure who to trust and who to believe. I kind of suspected what was going on but wasn’t 100% certain, so I enjoyed how this novel kept me guessing until the end, when all is revealed. A definite must add to your TBR.

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MY RATING: 4/5 stars

Book Review: The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn @simonschuster @laurellizabeth #thegirlsareallsonicehere #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf #5starreview @edelweiss_squad

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PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

PUBLICATION DATE: March 9th, 2021

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Thank you to Simon & Schuster for the eARC of this book via Edelweiss.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Two former best friends return to their college reunion to find that they’re being circled by someone who wants revenge for what they did ten years before—and will stop at nothing to get it—in this shocking psychological thriller about ambition, toxic friendship, and deadly desire.

A lot has changed in the years since Ambrosia Wellington graduated from college, and she’s worked hard to create a new life for herself. But then an invitation to her ten-year reunion arrives in the mail, along with an anonymous note that reads “We need to talk about what we did that night.”

It seems that the secrets of Ambrosia’s past—and the people she thought she’d left there—aren’t as buried as she’d believed. Amb can’t stop fixating on what she did or who she did it with: larger-than-life Sloane “Sully” Sullivan, Amb’s former best friend, who could make anyone do anything.

At the reunion, Amb and Sully receive increasingly menacing messages, and it becomes clear that they’re being pursued by someone who wants more than just the truth of what happened that first semester. This person wants revenge for what they did and the damage they caused—the extent of which Amb is only now fully understanding. And it was all because of the game they played to get a boy who belonged to someone else, and the girl who paid the price.

Alternating between the reunion and Amb’s freshman year, The Girls Are All So Nice Here is a shocking novel about the brutal lengths girls can go to get what they think they’re owed, and what happens when the games we play in college become matters of life and death.

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MY REVIEW:

OMG this book!! I loved it!!

Witty, dark, fast-paced, full of lies, betrayal, deception and wild parties. This book will have you hooked as you read through the chapters. Chapters alternate between “then” and “now” and I loved getting little glimpses at a time into the past and what happened al those years ago, piece by piece. It adds to the suspense of the novel and leaves you wanting to know more, before jumping ahead to the present again, only building the suspense.

I enjoyed reading about the main character Amb and her wild University days. So many shocks and twists as you read about her budding friendship with Sully. They were wild girls and would stop at nothing to get what they wanted. It was a toxic relationship, and they might not have been fully aware of it at the time, or maybe one of them did. They did awful things together, things that would haunt them in the future, as we are to fid out as we read along.

A book that I devoured and highly recommend you get your hands on as soon as it is released on March 9th, 2021.

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MY REVIEW: 5/5 stars

Book Review: Five Little Monkeys by C.W. Johnston @Real_CWJohnston #FiveLittleMonkeys #FiveLittleMonkeysBook #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLICATION DATE: December 15th, 2020

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Thank you to the author for the eARC of this book.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

“Once you hear it, you can’t escape it…”

Something is luring people into the woods surrounding Providence … and they’re not coming back. When one of his friends becomes the latest resident to vanish, thirteen-year-old Jermaine is desperate for answers. The arrival into town of an enigmatic stranger piques his interest; her conviction about the cause of the mysterious disappearances emboldens his determination. Together with his buddies, plans are forged that will change their lives forever. One thing is evident: ending the mayhem will demand confronting the evil that lurks in the forest.

Five Little Monkeys is a suspense-laden, pulse-pounding nail-biter. If you enjoy thrilling horror stories, edge-of-your-seat suspense, coming-of-age journeys, determined heroes, and harrowing twists and turns, then you’ll love C. W. Johnston’s second novel. Buy Five Little Monkeys to end the madness today! 

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MY REVIEW:

I love a good thriller/horror/suspense novel and this book was perfect for that. What exactly is going on in the woods surrounding Providence. Strange things are happening, people are disappearing, and no one knows why, what it is, or how to stop it. Once you hear this certain sounds, that’s it. You cannot unhear it. That’s when strange things occur and you disappear. 

I enjoyed reading about the dynamics amongst this group of young friends. They are determined to stick together and figure out what exactly is going on in their town. I enjoyed reading about their meetings and their searches trying to play detective to uncover the mystery they found themselves in. Then when a stranger suddenly enters town, and has a sense of what is going in, your interest gets piqued. I loved the horror/thriller vibe of this book and the suspense of what exactly was lurking in the woods. What did it want with the towns residents. 

A super creepy, addictive novel that you must be sure to read. Just don’t read it in the dark! Lots of spooks and chills!

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MY REVIEW: 4/5 stars

Book Review: Figment by C.W. Johnston @Real_CWJohnston #Figment #FigmentBook #bookblogger #bookblog #bookreview #bookreviewer #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLICATION DATE: April 28th, 2020

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Thank you to the author for the eARC of this novel.

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He loves getting away from civilization. Now he might be the only person who can save it…

Professor Tyler Stevens believes there’s nothing like fresh mountain air to clear the mind. But on a weekend trip in the rugged Montana countryside with zero cell phone service, he’s shocked then terrified by a cascade of ominous texts. Struggling to comprehend the surreal messages, he stumbles into a world where delusion and horrific realities swirl.

Fearing he may have lost his sanity, he ventures deeper into the dark futurescape and makes a shocking discovery. To prevent the apocalypse, he must commit cold-blooded murder…

Has the professor’s isolation driven him crazy, or is he destined to rescue humanity?

Figment is a pulse-pounding psychological thriller. If you like edge-of-your-seat action, determined heroes, and harrowing twists and turns, then you’ll love C. W. Johnston’s mind-bending novel.

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MY REVIEW:

This book had me intrigued and hooked on finding out what was going to happen next. I enjoyed reading about Professor Tyler Stevens. He was a dynamic and interesting main character and he was enjoyable to read about. I found myself flipping through the chapters just to see what crazy thing was going to happen next. This book takes you on a wild ride, and you won’t know what to believe, what is truly happening, and it sucks you in.

I loved the psychological/thriller.horror/post-apocalyptic type feel of the book. This alternate reality he would find himself in, where strange things happened (and continue to happen). It begs many questions that you want to know the answer to, and I loved this about the book. I wanted to know what was going on, whether the things Tyler was seeing were really and truly there, was he losing his mind, what was going on?

An enjoyable read that I recommend.

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MY RATING: 4/5 stars

Book Review: The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins @StMartinsPress @LadyHawkins #TheWifeUpstairs #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf #5starreviews

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PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Press

PUBLICATION DATE: January 5th, 2021

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Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the eARC of this title via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Meet Jane. Newly arrived to Birmingham, Alabama, Jane is a broke dog-walker in Thornfield Estates––a gated community full of McMansions, shiny SUVs, and bored housewives. The kind of place where no one will notice if Jane lifts the discarded tchotchkes and jewelry off the side tables of her well-heeled clients. Where no one will think to ask if Jane is her real name.

But her luck changes when she meets Eddie­ Rochester. Recently widowed, Eddie is Thornfield Estates’ most mysterious resident. His wife, Bea, drowned in a boating accident with her best friend, their bodies lost to the deep. Jane can’t help but see an opportunity in Eddie––not only is he rich, brooding, and handsome, he could also offer her the kind of protection she’s always yearned for.

Yet as Jane and Eddie fall for each other, Jane is increasingly haunted by the legend of Bea, an ambitious beauty with a rags-to-riches origin story, who launched a wildly successful southern lifestyle brand. How can she, plain Jane, ever measure up? And can she win Eddie’s heart before her past––or his––catches up to her?

With delicious suspense, incisive wit, and a fresh, feminist sensibility, The Wife Upstairs flips the script on a timeless tale of forbidden romance, ill-advised attraction, and a wife who just won’t stay buried. In this vivid reimagining of one of literature’s most twisted love triangles, which Mrs. Rochester will get her happy ending?

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MY REVIEW:

A roller-coaster, wile ride! I enjoyed this one from beginning to climatic ending! With so many twists and turns, shocking revelations, and a big one at the end that you won’t see coming, this book must be added to your TBR list right now! You won’t be disappointed.

I enjoyed reading about Jane. She was determined to fight for what she believed in, and she was badass. She became a dog walker and lived out of town with a room mate she despised and was desperate to get away from. Her luck changed when she suddenly met the handsome, rich, and eligible Eddie Rochester. What begins as a friendly chat when he almost runs her over with his car one morning, turns into a budding romance as the two really seem to hit it off.

When both people in a relationship are hiding secrets, can those secrets remain hidden or will some eventually come to the surface, ruining everything you’ve worked so hard for and destroy everything? I was always waiting for that one shoe to drop. It kept me hooked as I flipped from page to page, seeing what would happen next. Eddie seemed perfect, or almost perfect. He was sweet, charming, handsome, filthy rich, mourning the death of his wife and her best friend. He treated Jane well and they were happy together. Until strange, unexplainable things begin to happen, and makes you question everything.

Full of shocking twists and turns, deception and betrayal, you will devour and love this book as much as I did. With a shocking ending that came out of left field, I certainly didn’t see that coming. But I loved it!

A book I definitely recommend!

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MY RATING: 5/5 stars